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2 Chainz's Debut Album Tops Billboard 200, Exceeds Sales Expectation

August 23, 2012 (6:50 am) GMT
'Based on a T.R.U. Story' enters the chart at No. 1, making the Playaz Circle member the third act this year to score a chart-topper with a debut studio set.

While enjoys her first victory on Billboard 100, posts his first chart-topping album on Billboard 200. His debut solo album "" rules the chart after scanning 147,000 copies in its first week. The number is slightly above the projected figure of between 130,000 to 140,000 copies.

The one-half of hip hop duo is the third act this year who puts his debut studio effort at No. 1 on the chart. did so with "Up All Night" in late March, followed by with "" in mid-May.

The other newcomers in the Top 10 this week are and . The greasepaint rap duo's "" enters the chart at No. 4 (41,000), while the veteran pop punk act's "" comes in at No. 10 (23,000).

With the arrival of 2 Chainz's album, "Now 43" compilation is pushed to No. 2 with additional 75,000 copies (down 32%). Former chart-topper "" by also falls one position to No. 3, selling 43,000 copies (down 27%).

Meanwhile, 's "" sees a 50% rise in the sales, boosted by Amazon MP3. The band's album now sits at No. 5 with 36,000 copies, after spending the week before at No. 11. 's "Believe" and One Direction's "Up All Night" are up one position each to No. 6 (35,000) and No. 7 (29,000) respectively.

's "" sits at No. 8 in its 78th consecutive week in the Top 10 with 26,000 copies, while 's "" suffers a big drop from No. 6 to No. 9 with 25,000 (down 20%).

  1. "" - (147,000)
  2. "Now 43" - Various Artists (35,000)
  3. "" - (43,000)
  4. "" - (41,000)
  5. "" - (36,000)
  6. "Believe" - (35,000)
  7. "Up All Night" - (29,000)
  8. "" - (26,000)
  9. "" - (25,000)
  10. "" - (23,000)


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